She Stopped Sleeping With Her Dog Who Made Made Her Go Bald. Then Her Hair Returned.

A baldness/dog/sleep/hair causal chain-of-events is the thrilling backbone to this new medical report. “Successful treatment of refractory alopecia universalis by persuading a patient not to sleep with her dog,” Takahiro Arita, Tomoko Nomiyama, Jun Asai, Norito Katoh, Allergology International, epub 2017. The authors, at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, report: “A 57-year-old woman who […]

Cosmologists and their metaphors: Follicly-Challenged Stars

People who theorize about the physics of the cosmos looooove, some of them, to come up with metaphors that extend the metaphors that other cosmologists came up with. This new paper shows how that’s done: “Relating Follicly-Challenged Compact Stars to Bald Black Holes,” Kent Yagi and Nicolas Yunes, arXiv:1502.04131, February 13, 2015. (Thanks to Simon Morris […]

Aaron Hoover joins LFHCfS

Aaron Hoover has joined the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). His sister Melissa Hoover, who nominated him as a birthday gift, says: Aaron Hoover, currently a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, and soon to be an assistant professor at Olin College in Boston. Aaron works with Professor Ron Fearing in […]

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